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Where We’re Coming From… <ul><li>We want to help you to break the power of Satan in your life so you can be all you can be...
Seeing The Condition of Addictions… <ul><li>Addictions to things like cigarettes, alcohol, drugs or sex, overeating and ov...
How Do Addictions Come? <ul><li>Many (not all) who engage in harmful behavior do so as a result of unresolved family troub...
Some Addictions That Are Common Today: <ul><li>Alcoholism and drug addiction, including prescription drugs. </li></ul><ul>...
Some Addictions That Are Common Today: <ul><li>Relationship addictions involve an adult engaging in multiple romantic rela...
Some Addictions That Are Common Today: <ul><li>Compulsive exercise includes driven excessive exercise (at times combined w...
Preparing To Overcome… <ul><li>2 Corinthians 10:4 ISV </li></ul><ul><li>“ For the weapons of our warfare  are not </li></u...
Preparing To Overcome… <ul><li>Brick by brick, drink after drink, smoke after smoke, charge after charge, bad movie after ...
<ul><li>God’s weapons to destroy those strongholds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Power!  2 Timothy 1:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Only let be God be your master  Mt. 6:24; Romans 6:16-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Ask God’s help in giving your service e...
<ul><li>Choose freedom rather than slavery  Galatians 5:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to live by the Spirit’s direction rather...
<ul><li>Worship the Lord through all aspects of your life not just portions  Romans 12:1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the ...
<ul><li>Ask the Lord to help you gain wisdom into choosing what is best so you will not be mastered  by some bad habit.  1...
<ul><li>Choose to overcome your addictions and send those bad habits packing! </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Jesus today and be...
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    1. 2. Where We’re Coming From… <ul><li>We want to help you to break the power of Satan in your life so you can be all you can be in the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 8:14 Describes where people allow things to choke the Word out of their lives. </li></ul>
    2. 3. Seeing The Condition of Addictions… <ul><li>Addictions to things like cigarettes, alcohol, drugs or sex, overeating and overspending keep us bound up and tied down. </li></ul><ul><li>When we get in that condition we cannot experience God’s freedom found in Christ. Galatians 5:1, 13 </li></ul>
    3. 4. How Do Addictions Come? <ul><li>Many (not all) who engage in harmful behavior do so as a result of unresolved family trouble. Eph. 6:4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need forgiveness, mercy, communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When an individual or family does not seek to heal these wounds, the legacy of trauma is often passed down to the next generation in varying degrees. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True love does not exist with many. 1 Cor. 13 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Some Addictions That Are Common Today: <ul><li>Alcoholism and drug addiction, including prescription drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Workaholism, seen in long hrs., extended or numerous business trips, many hrs. working at home and on vacation. Work preoccupation, over-involvement in outside interests such as clubs, politics, sports, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sex addictions include pornography, affairs, pedophilia, prostitution, chronic masturbation, etc. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Some Addictions That Are Common Today: <ul><li>Relationship addictions involve an adult engaging in multiple romantic relationships, often choosing people who are incapable of commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>Rage addiction is a pattern where anger and explosive rage are a dominant method of controlling relationships and dealing with stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, over-eating, use of food as a means of controlling emotions, and hording of food. </li></ul>
    6. 7. Some Addictions That Are Common Today: <ul><li>Compulsive exercise includes driven excessive exercise (at times combined with eating disorders). </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking and other tobacco use. </li></ul><ul><li>Money addictions include parental overspending, gambling, hording of finances. </li></ul><ul><li>Media addiction includes situations where overuse of the computer, games, television, or reading becomes an avenue of escaping life stresses and responsibilities. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Preparing To Overcome… <ul><li>2 Corinthians 10:4 ISV </li></ul><ul><li>“ For the weapons of our warfare are not </li></ul><ul><li>those of the flesh . Instead, they have the </li></ul><ul><li>power of God to demolish fortresses .” </li></ul><ul><li>Addictions start out as seemingly good, or entertaining or even fun, but they begin to consume you, and the devil begins to build his fortress around you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eph. 4:27 “and do not give the devil an opportunity to work.” </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Preparing To Overcome… <ul><li>Brick by brick, drink after drink, smoke after smoke, charge after charge, bad movie after bad movie, these things begin to dominate your thinking, and eventually your life. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 2:26 “so that they might escape from the devil's snare, even though they've been held captive by him to do his will.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The devil has used you and your bad habit to build a wall around you, so that you are not able to fulfill God’s best for your life! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember Galatians 5:13 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>God’s weapons to destroy those strongholds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Power! 2 Timothy 1:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need to properly use our ability to choose… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joshua 24:15; Deut. 30:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others Around You! 1 Cor. 12:25-27; Jas. 5:16; Rom. 15:1-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Submission to God! James 4:7-8 </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Only let be God be your master Mt. 6:24; Romans 6:16-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Ask God’s help in giving your service exclusively to Him and His purposes Romans 6:19 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the advantages of being led by God vs. the disadvantages of being led by your addiction Romans 8:6-8 </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Choose freedom rather than slavery Galatians 5:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to live by the Spirit’s direction rather than your fleshly pleasures Galatians 5:16 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the shame and eternal consequences of giving in to your addictions Lk. 6:46, 5, Rom. 6:23 </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Worship the Lord through all aspects of your life not just portions Romans 12:1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the effect that your addiction will have for your example, relationships and your reputation 1 Cor. 6:19-20 </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Ask the Lord to help you gain wisdom into choosing what is best so you will not be mastered by some bad habit. 1 Cor. 6:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to choose things on the basis of God’s priorities with the counsel of wise spiritual counselors. Luke 10:27 </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Choose to overcome your addictions and send those bad habits packing! </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Jesus today and be forgiven of your sins. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear Rom. 10:17… Believe Mk. 16:16… Repent Acts 2:38… Confess Rom. 10:10… Be Baptized Acts 22:16 </li></ul></ul>
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